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View Full Version : Prices Of Flat-Panel TVs, Monitors Could Drop

Suhit Gupta
06-30-2004, 02:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/usatoday/20040628/tc_usatoday/pricesofflatpaneltvsmonitorscoulddropmore' target='_blank'>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/usatoday/20040628/tc_usatoday/pricesofflatpaneltvsmonitorscoulddropmore</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Supply of flat-panel TV sets and computer monitors is finally catching up with demand - which could mean big price drops. A 42-inch plasma TV that fetches about $2,000 now will likely cost $1,000 next year, says researcher Pacific Media Associates (PMA). A 40-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) TV, now about $5,300, is expected to cost about $4,200 by the holidays, researcher DisplaySearch says. Even with the declines, flat panels will stay more expensive than traditional monitors and TVs. Analysts expect prices to fall through the decade as the technology matures."</i><br /><br />This is welcome news, especially after I heard about Apple's 30" monster and the 1-billion color monitor from NEC. Of course, in order to get these monitors at the low prices, we will have to wait for the generation after, but still, it is good to see prices in the process of falling. So if you are in the market for an LCD TV or an LCD monitor and there isn't an urgent need, you may want to wait until later this year for a potential drop in costs. And if you are still using your CRT display, maybe the low costs will lure you into the LCD world. :)